Why do I subject myself to riding a company that has a Bullet Hype Train? This I just can’t fathom, I think I’m a fucking moron half the time for even attempting to ride this. But oh well I do it because I love it in some sick sadistic way. Needless to say here’s what I had to say about the Lando.
Board: Lib Tech Lando Phoenix BTX
Bindings: K2 Sweaters size large
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: When I snagged this board the wind subsided, sun was out, and only light fluffy flakes of snow coming down.
Mindset: God here we go again.
Tunes: L.A. Guns
Preconceived Notions: What else can I fucking say about Mervin that I haven’t said before. Sometimes I just don’t understand why I even bother with this company but hey I wanted a board I could go charge on after riding jibsticks all morning and I figured this would be a good choice.
Flex: Stiff, stiff, with a side of stiff thrown in for good measure. I understand the fact this is Lando’s pro model and he charges HARD! But man this thing was rediculous it was like riding an Oak door down the hill.
Stability: With this much of a plank of course it was stable. I’m fairly sure if I ran over a moose it would have been like going over a garden hose. At speeds it was fine and dandy. When going slower it was still fine. This things banana tech wasn’t that noticable.
Ollies/Pop: I wish I could have but this thing was just to much of a plank for me to do it on. It took a lot of effort to get this to pop.
Butterability: Non existant for myself
Cruising: The new generation of MTX is better. I could lay this thing on edge and point it and be fine, but getting in a tight Euro carve was pretty hard. The flex wasn’t conduscive to it which really pissed me off.
Jibbing: Unless you count the tips of the small pines poking through as jibbing it just didn’t have in mind.
Rider in Mind: Mark Landvik or some guy thats a fucking sasquatch that wants to hard charge and thats it.
Personal Thoughts: Fuck you Mervin. Going out of business sale 1st of the year. But I will buy Quiksilvers stock solely for the fact if they get bought out or merge I might make some money.
Binding Compatibility: I know the K2 Formulas inside and out. This is the binding I rock for my daily use.
Binding Adjustability: I could be blind folded and drunk and adjust this binding no questions asked. The flip lock on the straps is ideal for on the fly adjustments.
Straps: The caddy strap really didn’t feel that much different than my Formulas. Frankly for 40 bucks more why bother unless you really need that 40 oz. coozy and the colorway. The new dual strap works well as a cap. This year I actually switched over to rocking it like a cap and I’m loving it.
Highbacks: Perfect for charging on and jibby if you need it. I’ll have a real review of the formulas up once I get a chance to ride some half pipe.
Binding Flex: Perfect for me it gives where I need it and grips how I’d like it.
Ratchets: One finger quick release and locks down.
Rider in Mind: High level beginer to expert level rider. This is a very versatile binding.
Personal Thoughts: Thank god I got the Formulas and not the Sweaters the price difference really isn’t worth it to me.